Date: 21st May 2017 at 7:42pm
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With Sunday being the final day of the Premier League season of 2016/17, the Golden Boot Winner is now known.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane tops the pile for 2016/17 with his sterling end of season form propelling him to 29 goals for the campaign. Everton’s Romelu Lukaku took second spot sitting on 25 for the year and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez sitting on 24 for the year.

With this season being the second highest goal return since the rebranding of the Premier League with a total of 1,064 goals scored in the top flight, it looked for a period of time like we’d see a record number of players break the 20 goal mark.

Had that happened it would’ve been the first time six players reached 20 in the league since the 1994/95 campaign when the top flight was still a 42 match division.

The reduction in games is worth noting because the Premier League has only registered five or more players scoring 20 or over on three occasions – six in 1993/94 and 1994/95 with 42 games, and then five in 2009/10.

As the campaign comes to a close only five players made it over the 20 mark, with Chelsea’s Diego Costa and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero completing the five with 20 goals each.

Statistics from PremierLeague.com.

Top PL Scorers 2016/17
No
Club
Player
Goals
1
Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane
29 goals
2
Everton
Romelu Lukaku
25 goals
3
Arsenal
Alexis Sanchez
24 goals
4
Chelsea
Diego Costa
20 goals
Manchester City
Sergio Aguero
20 goals
6
Tottenham Hotspur
Dele Alli
18 goals
7
Manchester United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
17 goals
8
Bournemouth
Joshua King
16 goals
Chelsea
Eden Hazard
16 goals
10
Crystal Palace
Christian Benteke
15 goals
Sunderland
Jermain Defoe
15 goals
Swansea City
Fernando Llorente
15 goals



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